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New concept needed for a better understanding of biodiversity in time, space

New concept needed for a better understanding of biodiversity in time, space

  By now, biodiversity is a well known term even in the broader public, as it is used in many media reports about species extinction, natural resources or climate change. Yet research in this field is still lacking an integrative approach. Paleontologists and biologists, for example, still cut their own path, their studies in species […]

Butterflies show origin of species as an evolutionary process, not a single event

Butterflies show origin of species as an evolutionary process, not a single event

The evolution of new species might not be as hard as it seems, even when diverging populations remain in contact and continue to produce offspring. That’s the conclusion of studies, reported in the Cell Press journal Cell Reports on October 31st, that examine the full genome sequences of 32 Heliconius butterflies from the Central American […]